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Jacobus Gray, filius unicus Francisci Gray, Typographi, natus Londini, in parœcià de Bennet Pauls Wharf, Junii 11, 1651, an. agens 9; admissus est Jan. 9, 1659; solitque pro ingressu 2s. 6d. Johannes Ousley, filius natu maximus Johannis Ousley, Typographi, natus Londini in paræcia de Great Allhallowes, Februarii 17, 1652, an. agens 9; admissus est Junii 25, 1661.

P. S20. I. 3. “A Speech to the Royal Society."

P. 332. Sir Edward Littleton died, at a very advanced age, at Teddesley Hay, co. Stafford, May 18, 1812.

P 336. 1. 17. read " Shareshull."

P. 399. Mrs. Sarah Hamilton, only daughter of the elder Mr. Archibald Hamilton, died, at her house at Fulham, March 30, 1812. She was a lady of a well-informed and cultivated mind; and had associated much with Johnson, Smollett, Goldsmith, Garrick, and many others of the Literati of the last age, whom she was accustomed to meet at her father's hospitable table. Like him, too, she was well acquainted with, and to the last retained a correct remembrance of the literary history of an extensive period,

P. 423. Mr. Henry was born at a place called Fovron, about 16 miles from Aberdeen. As his father lived in a genteel style, and was at great pains to instruct his children, young Henry was put to the college of Aberdeen, but left it, and went to London, in his 14th year, much to his father's regret, being a favourite son, and it was the old man's wish that he should be a clergyman. Several of his relations, desirous also to try their fortune, went to America, where they acquired considerable property; and in Virginia, where s veral of them are settled, their name is held in reverence.—Patrick Henry, esq. son of John Henry (a first cousin of our printer) was the first governor of Virginia after the late memorable revolution, and next in fame there to Washington.

P. 484. The Rev. William Masters, M. A. (son of the Antiquary) was educated at St. Paul's school; admitted pensioner of Bene't College, 1775; proceeded B. A. 1780. Failing of a Fellowship in that College, in 1782, he went to Emanuel College. His father resigned to him the vicarage of Waterbeach 1784, which was in the gift of the Bishop of Ely. He died July 4, 1794. P. 499. Mr. Duane's widow died April 14, 1779.

P. 584. Tycho Wing was son of Vincent, the celebrated almanack-maker; of whom, though no painting is known to exist, there is preserved in Stationers Hall (by the attention of Mr. Lockyer Davis when Master of the Company) an engraved portrait, from his "Astronomia Britannica, 1669," folio, inscribed, "Vincentius Wing, Luffenhamiensis, in com. Rutlandiæ; natus anno 1619, die 9 Aprilis." His life was written by Gadbury, who informs us that he died Sept. 20, 1668.

P. 599. note, l. 12. for "1783,” r. “ 1703.”

P. 604. Mrs. Wright, the Alderman's widow, died May 4, 1809. P. 605. Mr. Johnson's tomb at Hendon is thus inscribed: "To the memory of Mr. Richard Johnson, Citizen, who died Feb. 25, 1793, aged 53.

He possessed a good and generous mind; was much beloved, as well as being admired, for his moral principles in Literature.



Mr. Richard Johnson died 11 Feb. 1795, aged 38 years.
Vita Humana Bulla est."

P. 624. Dr. John Glen King's widow died in August, 1789. P. 713. "Bp. Atterbury's famous sermon at the funeral of Bennet raised a curiosity to enquire into the man's [private] character: and it was found in some instances to be none of the best. Dr. Young says, he was an admirable orator, both in the pulpit and the House of Lords, & of the best he ever heard." Mr. Jones, MS. P. 735. The Art and Mystery of Bible-making will be illustrated by the following authentic Narrative, which was circulated in print by Dr. Robert Sanders (see vol. II. p. 729); whose address, to obviate objections, was previously left at the New England, St. Paul's, and New Slaughter's Coffee-houses.

"In the year 1773, I was employed by Mr. **** to write a Commentary on the Bible; but, as I was not a Clergyınan, consequently, my name could not be prefixed to it. Application was made to several Clergymen for the use of their names: and, at last, Henry Southwell, LL. D. granted his. The success that attended the work was great indeed, and superior to any that had ever gone before. As my thoughts, in my own weak opinion, became more improved, and my reading more extensive, 1 proposed publishing a second Commentary on the Bible, on a more enlarged plan than any that had ever yet been printed. I engaged with Messrs. ** * ** and * * ****, as the proprietors, at the rate of two guineas per number, and the next thing to be done was, to procure a Clergyman's name, as the ostensible author. At my own expence, which was never yet repaid, I went twice to Deptford, to solicit Dr. Colin Milne for his name; but he honestly told me, "that, although he had no doubts concerning my abilities, yet he would not have his name to what he was not to write." I next made application to Dr.* * * *, who offered his name for one hundred guineas; but the proprietors rejected his proposal. The third application was to Dr. Cruyse; and then fourthly to Mr. Sellon, of Clerkenwell; but both proved ineffectual. At last, I procured the name of Mr. Herries, and they paid him twenty pounds. After this, the publication of work was so long delayed, that all the Booksellers in London heard of it. At last the first number was published, and received with general approbation. It was necessary for me, as the author, to ask the proprietors for some books to assist me but, when I sent for them, they tore my letters, and said I was impertinent. I was of course obliged to purchase the books myself, for which I paid upwards of five pounds; and, when I sent in my bill, they rerefused to look at it, telling me, at the same time, that they had no farther occasion for my services, and even denied me my week's wages. For these reasons, this is laid before the publick, that they may know that no part of the work, after No. 13, is written by me."


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